Batman Arkham Knight PC Update Coming August

Batman Arkham Knight was released almost a month ago and by this time there has only been one tiny patch that was released for the PC version which didn’t fix a lot, however PC fans have been angrily voicing their opinions demanding fixes and patches.

Thankfully a patch is on its way in August, which aims to eliminate framerate issues and improve the overall performance of the game. Here is a list of following features that will be added in the upcoming patch for august

  • Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
  • Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
  • Fix for low resolution texture bug
  • Improve overall performance and framrate hitches
  • Add more options to the graphics settings menu
  • Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches
  • Adds full screen rendering bug on gaming laptops
  • Improvements to system memory and VRAM usages
  • NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
  • Enabling AMD Crossfire
  • NVIDA and AMD updated drivers

So far the list of items for the following patch sound very promising and should hopefully clear up most of the issues PC gamers have been experiencing since launch of the game. While it has been almost a full month since release and PC has only had a minor patch update, it is very good news for those that are still playing batman on PC as recently Warner Bros announced that the game would go back on sale for PC with every issue addressed in the fall, which may have left those still playing annoyed.

Are you looking forward to playing Batman Arkham Knight the way it was meant to be played?

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Pacific Rim 2 Release Date Published

Pacific Rim, Robots vs Aliens on an unholy level; has made waves in the Sci-Fi genre since its release back in 2013. Well its sequel, Pacific Rim 2, has been pushed back a few months; from its initial release date of April 7 2017 to August 4 2017. This delay is only a tiny amount in the grand scheme of things and a delay can only mean good things for the final product quality.

PR2 Director Guillermo del Toro stated that the film will be a direct sequel to the events of the first movie, continuing its focus on the main characters of Raleigh and Mako, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi respectively.

“The characters I love will return. Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast,” del Toro said last June.

The news follows an update from Universal that it’s Warcraft movie is facing a delay from March 2016 to June 2016. I personally can’t wait for the release, I loved the original film; I kept talking myself into the new Godzilla installment was a prequel. Are you looking forward to the film? Let us know in the comments.

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Tickets for Dota 2 The International Sold Out in a Record-Breaking Six Minutes

The biggest eSports event of the year, Dota 2 “The International”, is approaching and fans are getting really excited for the even. Possibly too excited.

The previous tournament took place in Key Arena, Seattle, between July 18th and 21st. The tickets have sold in less than an hour, so fans were urged to be quick on buying a ticket sine then. But nobody expected all the tickets for this year’s event to be sold in… six minutes?

It is said that this year’s tournament will be held in the same Key Arena in Seattle, but in August this time around. The lucky people who were fast enough to buy a ticket are likely to be eagerly looking forward to the start of the tournament.

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Rumuored To Roll Out on The 12th of August

Microsoft is getting ready to roll out its Update 2 for the latest Windows 8.1 operating system this month. Rumours point to a launch date set for the 12th of August, which makes sense since it corresponds with the company’s Patch Tuesday rollout.

There is also word that Redmond is preparing for a MSDN launch on the 15th of August, 3 days after the update will get the update through Windows Update. Since Microsoft is still keeping a tight lip on this, there is no official confirmation for the given information. However, the rumours make sense at some level, even though people expect a MSDN launch before the update reaches Windows Update.

The Update 2 is said to only bring performance and security improvements. Head of OS division at Microsoft, Terry Myerson, said at the company’s BUILD conference that the new update will bring the long-awaited Start menu and options to run Metro apps in dedicated windows right on the desktop.

This promise is said to have been changed, since Microsoft is said to be focusing more on its Windows 9 operating system, which is expected to bring many more new features aside from the aforementioned ones.

While the Windows 9 preview version is said to come along with the Cortana personal assistant for desktop, it would make sense for Microsoft to divert all resources into its newest OS. As for the Update 2, the coming weeks should bring more concrete and official information about it.

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Intel Roadmap Shows New Line of SSDs Due For Launch Around Q4

During a tech conference over in Italy, where Intel have been displaying their upcoming roadmap for the CPU market, they have also touched on what the SSD side of their business will look like over the next few months. Although Intel does cover both the consumer and enterprise sides of the market as reflected in the roadmap, what is particularly interesting is the consumer trail towards the end of this year.

Not only does the map show that the will be expecting to see the successor to the 730 Series SSD around Q4, known as ‘August Ridge’  at this moment in time, but it also gives us an indication that there will be mSATA and M.2 variants of the 750 series coming to market around the same sort of time – a key move for any SSD manufacturer who wants to stay at the forefront of the market.

Based on our knowledge of their competitors and where the market is targeted, we may expect to see drives ranging from 64GB in a mSATA format and 128GB in M.2 and 2.5″ formats, growing up to around 960GB on the upper end of the scale. Although we do not have detailed information on the drives specifications, we have word that they will be built on Intel’s 20nm NAND although the controller has not ben detailed at this moment, nor pricing for that matter.

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Lockitron Smart Locks Means You Can Throw Out The Keys

Smart locks are starting to really become popular, last year I started following a company called Apigy Inc., which is planning to bring us Lockitron. Now I am starting to see information about a new startup called August which appears very much the same. After hearing about August, I looked up to see how many of these new locks are on the market, not looking very hard I was able to see that a big name lock producer, Kwikset. has also aimed to bring us a smart lock called Kevo. All of these locks using a bluetooth device, such as an iPhone or android phone you are able to use an app to unlock or lock a door. The lock is able to sense when you are near and automatically lock or unlock the door, or you can set it so that you need to tell it to unlock or lock from your device. With both setups you are able to log who enters and exits your house, you are also able to setup who is able to have access and for how long.

I haven’t found much information about how secure these new locks are, what kind of tests have been preformed on them. As far as I can tell though, Lockitron appears to just be an attachment to your current deadbolt while the August and Kevo appear to contain all of the hardware (Lock included)

There is no shortage of new smart locks that have been announced to come out soon. Are you interested in one? If so, which one would you prefer?

The Lockitron will start shipping July 15th. The August Smart Lock will cost $199 when it goes on sale later this year. And the Kwikset Kevo doesn’t appear to have a release date.

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